Onion Sets

Growing your own onions couldn’t be easier! Our quality sets are chosen for their excellent flavour, and high yields, ensuring a plentiful supply for the kitchen. All our bulbs are certified as disease and virus free. A 250g pack contains around 80 sets for planting

How to Grow Onion Sets

Onion sets are easier to grow than onions from seed, they are less susceptible to disease and will do reasonably well in poorer soils - and because the bulbs are already partly formed they will mature earlier. Plant them about 10cm(4in) apart in rows 30cm(12in) apart. Push them into well-prepared soil, so that just the tip is showing above ground. If planted shallowly, birds are liable to pull them out. Onions, shallots and garlic thrive in an open position and on fertile, well-drained soils. All three are best rotated on a minimum three-year cycle to prevent the build-up of soil-borne pests and diseases.